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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
As summer draws to a close, so does the holiday season right? Wrong! The autumn months are arguably the best time to visit Barcelona. Scorching hot temperatures give way to cooler (yet sunny) days and brisk evenings, and with everyone back at school or work you will have the beaches, parks and promenades almost to yourself.
Here’s some more reasons to fall in love with Barcelona in the fall…
Known as `the festival of festivals´La Mercè is one of the highlights of the Barcelona calendar. This year´s event will take place from September 18th – 24th and will take visitors on a journey through five continents of the world, featuring various artists, performances, traditions and customs from across the globe.
You may have heard that during August the city of Barcelona shuts down, the locals close up their businesses and head for coast, while this may be true in some parts of the city, it´s also the height of the tourist season here and there are still plenty of exciting events to experience during your vacation rental.
If the Museum of World Cultures wasn’t enough, Barcelona is due to open Museum of Illusions at the end of this month. It will be located in Raval, just by favourite haunts Caravelle and Nuovum. It has been developed by the same people responsible for the museums of optical illusions in Moscow, and St. Petersburg.
The International Festival of Short Films and Animation Barcelona Mecal Pro is back. This is the 17th edition and Sweden is the guest country this time round, so you can see short-form film samples dedicated to the country. From the 11th March – 19th April the competition will screen more than 350 short films from 40 different countries selected among 5300 projects.
The Museum of World Cultures of Barcelona shows its visiting public the artistic and cultural diversity of different cultures from Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. The museum presides in two gothic palaces opposite of Picasso’s Museum on Montcada Street, in the Born neighbourhood where the DHUB once was. Both buildings have been adapted to cater to the needs of the new museum and we must say, we are quite impressed with how they have used the space.
Aracaladanza, a dance company hailed from Madrid presents “Pequeños Paraisos” – an entertaining children’s performance. Keep the kids occupied with impressive visuals, light displays and other surprising details that will bring out the inner child in you. It promises to set your mind free, opening up your imagination to a plethora of delightful moments.